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Number of known COVID-19 cases spikes by 45 in West Virginia on Saturday

The number of known cases of COVID-19 jumped by 45 in West Virginia on Saturday, the largest daily increase in the 18 days since the virus was first found in the state.

Locally, new cases were found in Barbour, Randolph and Harrison counties. Upshur County still has just a single known case.

“As of April 4, 2020, at 10 a.m., 7,686 residents have been tested for COVID-19, with 282 positive, 7,404 negative and two deaths,” according to a press release from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

That represents 1,319 new tests, also a single-day record for West Virginia.

New cases were reported in Barbour, Berkeley, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, Mason, Monongalia, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph and Wood counties.

CONFIRMED CASES PER COUNTY: Barbour (2), Berkeley (49), Cabell (5), Greenbrier (3), Hancock (6), Hardy (2), Harrison (19), Jackson (13), Jefferson (17), Kanawha (48), Logan (5), Marion (13), Marshall (4), Mason (4), Mercer (3), Mineral (2), Monongalia (40), Morgan (1), Ohio (11), Pendleton (1), Pleasants (1), Preston (5), Putnam (5), Raleigh (4), Randolph (3), Roane (2), Tucker (3), Upshur (1), Wetzel (2), Wirt (1), Wood (7).

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